Samsung Galaxy S3 top selling smartphone
- 09 November, 2012 09:59
The Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has displaced Apple’s iPhone 4S as the world’s top selling smartphone during the third quarter of 2012, according to new research.
This is the first time the Samsung Galaxy has grabbed the number one spot with 18 million units shipped during the quarter (a 10.7 per cent share of the worldwide market), up from 5.4 million in the previous quarter, researcher Strategy Analytics said.
Around 16.2 million Apple iPhone 4S smartphones were shipped during the period, down from 19.4 million in the second quarter. The Apple iPhone 4S’s share of worldwide sales dropped from 12.7 per cent to 9.7 per cent over the period.
Apple shipped 6 million units of its recently released iPhone 5, giving it a 3.6 per cent share.
According to Strategic Analytics, the Samsung Galaxy S3’s large touchscreen, extensive distribution network and generous operator subsidies propelled the smartphone to the top spot.
Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics said although the Samsung Galaxy S3 has proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia, its number one position is likely to be short-lived.
“The Apple iPhone 5 has gotten off to a solid start already,” Mawston said in a statement. “We expect the new iPhone 5 to out-ship Samsung’s Galaxy S3 in the coming fourth quarter of 2012 and Apple should soon reclaim the title of the world’s most popular smartphone.”
Join the CIO Australia group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.
Five trends affecting legal CIOs
CIO Roundtable: The changing face of security
Bitcoin malware count soars as cryptocurrency value climbs
Bouncing Back From CIO Unemployment
Union slams latest fibre-to-premise trial in Tasmania
‘A Little Extra Service’ Raises Customer Satisfaction and Lowers Costs
Companies are responding to the digital generation’s preference for online support, with new channels like Live Chat and Email Management. These mobile-friendly solutions give customers the right answers at the right time, when self-service just isn’t enough, and phone calls are undesirable. Read about these new touch points and the importance of a personalized web self-service.
Taking Managed Security Services to the Next Level
In this white paper, we will outline the changing landscape of security; the importance of a high-security posture; the elements of effective Web, endpoint, user and mobile protection; and the ways in which Webroot helps partners increase the value and profitability of their security practices.
451 Group Research Report MDM Trends
As the BYOD model continues to grow at twice the rate of corporate-owned devices, enterprises are facing an increasingly diversified mobility landscape. And though BYOD brings many benefits, complex management and security challenges are also ushered in. Read this report to understand what MDM can and cannot do for you and which solutions are being chosen today - and tomorrow.